INDA Awards Presented To Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Stephen Quinn At INTC

At a special ceremony during the recent 2009 International Nonwovens Technical Conference (INTC) in
Denver — an event cosponsored by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), and the
Technical Association of the Pulp, Paper, Packaging and Converting Industries’ Nonwovens Engineers
and Technologists Division — Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi received the ninth annual INDA Award for
Lifetime Technical Achievement, and Stephen P. Quinn received the third annual INDA Service Award.

Pourdeyhimi, who obtained his doctorate in Textiles from the England-based University of
Leeds, is the associate dean for Industry Research and Extension, and William A. Klopman
Distinguished Endowed Professor at Raleigh, N.C.-based North Carolina State University’s College of
Textiles. Pourdeyhimi also is executive director of the The Nonwovens Institute and its Nonwovens
Cooperative Research Center, a facility established in 1991 as a partnership between NCSU and the
nonwovens industry. In addition to teaching, Pourdeyhimi participates in the industry as a
presenter at INDA events, and is involved with INDA’s Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics as
well as the Fiber Society. He also writes for industry textile and nonwoven publications and is a
technical editor for

Textile World

Quinn, currently vice president and general manager of Rochester, N.Y.-based R.P. Fedder
Corp., has worked in the filtration industry for more than 25 years. He served as chairman of
INDA’s Filtration Committee from 2001 to 2005 and as chairman of INDA’s IDEA 2004 Committee from
2002 to 2004. Quinn obtained a bachelor’s degree in Education from Elmira College and a Master’s
degree in business administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

“Stephen Quinn and Behnam Pourdeyhimi have played important roles in the technical
development of the nonwovens industry throughout their impressive careers and they richly deserve
this recognition from their peers in the nonwovens technical community,” said Rory Holmes,
president, INDA.

October 13, 2009